Cycling around Dwingeloo

Vast purple heather fields with woods, juniper berries, picturesque villages, burial mounds and mystical fens



Where in the past carts and carriages plodded across rugged heathlands, hikers and cyclists now enjoy the endless beauty of the largest wet heath area in Europe. More than three-quarters of the Dwingelderveld National Park consists of forests and heath. More than sixty charming looking fens complete the scenic picture in one of the darkest areas in the Netherlands. Beyond the borders of the national park, you will be greeted by the typical Drenthe Esdorpen landscape with characteristic villages with thatched farmhouses. For centuries farming here has left its traces in the form of spherical agricultural lands, coppice forests and a natural stream valley landscape with haymeadows and hedgerows.

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Bike junctions

Start and finish near junction 44 on the Commissaris Cramerpad in Spier, the total distance of the route is approx. 52 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

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Bike junctions

44 - 46 - 96 - 95 - 98 - 83 - 86 - 56 - 57 - 54 - 53 - 85 - 76 - 91 - 77 - 93 - 75 - 78 - 61 - 59 - 58 - 32 - 43 - 44

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